Kyle Huckins is the author of Getting From Here to Eternity: A Spirit-filled View of the News. He earned a doctorate in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin as well as significant graduate study in religion. He has been a professional journalist since 1989. Huckins holds honors from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Religion Newswriters Association for his professional work in small, medium, and large media markets. He received three awards for his scholarship, which has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, The Social Science Journal and Journal of Media and Religion. Huckins holds multiple minority-related leadership positions in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and is ordained by the Church of God in Christ.